The biggest issue that I hear about “why” people don’t but their estate plan in place is that they don’t want to have face death. The fear is that by talking about it, it will happen. Our mortality is a humbling proposition, but talking about it, or avoiding it, does not change our ultimate outcome (or timing thereof).
But it does not have to be viewed in such a negative lens. Though estate planning has a component dealing with death, it is more about taking control while you are alive. Estate planning is about getting your thoughts, your hopes, your intent onto paper so that your loved ones have an easier go at this emotional time.
Estate planning is not a sterile, cold draining experience. It is full of life. It is securing your present so that you can better enjoy your future. Estate planning is a couple of steps now, to save thousands of steps later.
And when estate planning is done properly, you will have the peace of mind that you deserve. The peace of mind that allows you to rest assured that when the time comes, your loved ones will be able to work through the estate as easily as possible.
Take control of your life and of your plan. Come in and talk with one of our estate planning attorneys to get your plan in place. That conversation will lead you to a much better state of mind.
Contributed by Morris Hall, PLLC Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces Estate Planning Attorney and Partner, James P. Plitz.
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